Monday, April 23, 2012

6 months and easter

On the 13th Kaylee turned 6 months old. It has been over a year since I found out that I was pregnant. Now Kaylee is a snotty slobbery 6 month old who thinks that she is just so grown up. I can’t believe how fast she is growing. How big she has already gotten... I cry every time I think that she is half a year. It blows my mind that these last 6 months have gone by so fast; it makes me realize how fast the next six months are going to be.  But… on a better note these are just a few things I want to remember about her at this age:

1.        The way she sucks on her bottom lip and refuses to smile at anyone…. You can tell she wants to though.

2.      The way her tiny toes are always making their way to her mouth...

3.      How she tolls onto her belly every time we lay her down and ten minutes later is screaming at the top of her lungs because she is frustrated that she is on her belly.

4.      Her sweet little giggle that is so hard to get out of her.

5.      The one long curly hair that is always sticking out of the top of her head.

6.      How she holds her arms back when you are carrying her, like she is superman or something.

I am so proud of her.  Every time someone tells me how cute or smart or pretty she is, my heart just lights up and I am filled with this overwhelming feeling of love. I am so honored to ne her nom. I wish that she was not growing up so fast. I wish that she would stay this small for just a little while longer. I wish that I didn’t know that she is going to grow up. I wish that I could slow down time. I feel like I am stuck on a carousel that is going faster and faster and I have no way of getting off. No way to stop to look at the sites. No way to slow it down. Don’t get me wrong. I want Kaylee to grow up and be happy. I want her to get older and be able to talk and play with me. I just wish that it would happen a little bit slower. You know what I mean??

Also we had our very first Easter as a family and Kaylees first Easter! It was a lot of fun. I loved every second of picking Kaylees basket and basket stuffers. She had this adorable pink basket that had lacy ribbon and butterflies around the top. It had a little white lamb, some yogurt juice, a rattle and two binky’s stuffed inside. You would think that those are things that a six month old would hope and dream of. But you would be wrong haha Kaylee HATED Easter. She was so bored with the whole thing. She didn’t really care for anything in her basket. Oh well. I had a blast.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Travis and I are junkies. Not drug junkies. Fast food, soda guzzling, junk food eating garbage guts. It all started when we started dating. Before every date we would either go out to dinner or stop at the gastion and load up on snacks. Then before school we would stop and get monster, coffe, and a mt. dew. Between 2nd and 3rd period we would get another mt. dew. Then again after school we would stop before he dropped me off to get one more before we left eachother. Once we added it up. Every month we would spend somthing like $600 on just soda. That doesnt include the fast food and snacks. We dated for two years before getting married. Now that we are married it as been really hard to break those habbits. We eat out alot and get alot of snacks and soda. SO we now have decided to kick our dirty habbits once and for all. Kaylee is growing so fast and before we know it she is going to be eating and drinking the same things we do. Neither of us wants her to grow up eating fast food for every meal. This month for the first time we made a grocery list. We also went to winco instead of alberstons and saved around 130 bucks!! Together we made a list of 13 of our favorite home cooked meals and a list of our favorite frozen meals that we can throw in the oven and cook on the days we dont cook. We aloud our selfs two treats. We each bought a bag of chips and a pint sized icecream. We always buy 3 12 packs of soda to keep in our fridge. This time we only bought two 12 packs and a 12 pack of minute made light. There will be no eating out this month. Not once. To help us Trav and I came up with a plan. With all the money we save not eating out, we are going to put into our savings account. For our one year aniversey we are going to salt lake. Tonight for dinner we made sgetti, peas and garlic bread. It was soooo good. Before makeing dinner we put Kaylee in her stroller and took a family walk. We had so much fun and Kay Bug loved it so much (she sat in her seat with her mouth hangin open and talked and talked about everyhting she saw) that we decided to take a family walk every night. I can honestly say I am very proud of us. We are junkies and we have found our cure. :)